FACILITATING MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN AN OUTPATIENT INFUSION SETTING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164717
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
FACILITATING MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN AN OUTPATIENT INFUSION SETTING
Author(s):
Karp, Judith; Wilcox, Patricia
Author Details:
Judith Karp, RNC BSN OCN, Clinical Leader, Sinai Hospital, Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: jadlk@hotmail.com; Patricia Wilcox, APN, MSN, AOCN
Abstract:
The interaction between nurses and patients in outpatient settings can be brief, but many patient treatments now extend for several hours or more per visit due to regimens that are more complex and the needs of the aging oncology population. Because of these factors, multidisciplinary interaction cannot be overlooked in this patient setting. Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD has a rapidly growing outpatient oncology population. In the past four years, it has grown from 400 to 1300 patient visits per month. The infusion area is associated with a six-member group of oncology physicians that treat all types of cancer and use all of the latest biological and chemotherapy agents The nurses in the infusion center decided that multidisciplinary rounds would provide a forum where select patientsÆ plan of care could be discussed. The case studies that the nurses selected for rounds were those the staff found most interesting or posed a management challenge. Nursing leadership supported this proposal and approved one hour each month where patients are not scheduled in the infusion center, to enable all staff to attend the meetings. Patients are identified one week prior to rounds by the infusion staff. The Medical Director, CRNPs, APN, unit manager, infusion staff, oncology pharmacist, social worker, and the oncology office RNs participate in these rounds. Presentation of the patient includes past history, current treatment and social situation. Two common themes have been identified. The first is the need to begin transition of the patient and family toward palliative care. The second theme identified is the need to provide support to previously unidentified patient needs. The participants all agree that this sharing of information on patients and families has helped to better articulate patient needs, improve patient outcomes and facilitates and improves communication between all disciplines.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFACILITATING MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION IN AN OUTPATIENT INFUSION SETTINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKarp, Judithen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilcox, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsJudith Karp, RNC BSN OCN, Clinical Leader, Sinai Hospital, Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: jadlk@hotmail.com; Patricia Wilcox, APN, MSN, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164717-
dc.description.abstractThe interaction between nurses and patients in outpatient settings can be brief, but many patient treatments now extend for several hours or more per visit due to regimens that are more complex and the needs of the aging oncology population. Because of these factors, multidisciplinary interaction cannot be overlooked in this patient setting. Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD has a rapidly growing outpatient oncology population. In the past four years, it has grown from 400 to 1300 patient visits per month. The infusion area is associated with a six-member group of oncology physicians that treat all types of cancer and use all of the latest biological and chemotherapy agents The nurses in the infusion center decided that multidisciplinary rounds would provide a forum where select patientsÆ plan of care could be discussed. The case studies that the nurses selected for rounds were those the staff found most interesting or posed a management challenge. Nursing leadership supported this proposal and approved one hour each month where patients are not scheduled in the infusion center, to enable all staff to attend the meetings. Patients are identified one week prior to rounds by the infusion staff. The Medical Director, CRNPs, APN, unit manager, infusion staff, oncology pharmacist, social worker, and the oncology office RNs participate in these rounds. Presentation of the patient includes past history, current treatment and social situation. Two common themes have been identified. The first is the need to begin transition of the patient and family toward palliative care. The second theme identified is the need to provide support to previously unidentified patient needs. The participants all agree that this sharing of information on patients and families has helped to better articulate patient needs, improve patient outcomes and facilitates and improves communication between all disciplines.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:42Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:42Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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